Providing Support for Education with Humble Bundle in 2022
Lindsay Schardon (ZENVA)
February 24, 2023 in Success Stories
The importance of education in today’s world cannot be understated. Not only does it empower people to make meaningful changes in their life, but it provides the entire world with the means to innovate.
As an eLearning company focused on coding, helping with educational initiatives is something very important to us here at Zenva. That’s why we’re extremely proud of our partnership with Humble Bundle over 2022, as we were able to help out some amazing charities that share our vision.
Zenva Humble Bundles in 2022
Over the course of 2022, we partnered with Humble Bundle to run several bundles featuring our coding courses. These bundles were:
Supercharge Your Microsoft Excel Skills
Featuring Zenva’s extensive course collection on all things Excel, this bundle launched on January 20th and ran until March 3rd. During its run, 4,947 bundles were sold, raising $10,909 for One Tree Planted and Girls Who Code.
Create 2D and 3D Game Art with Blender and Photoshop
Running from March 3rd until March 31st, this bundle featured our art-oriented courses for making game assets, including, of course, Blender and Photoshop courses. In total, 3,251 bundles were sold, resulting in $6,638 raised for Partners in Health and Girls Who Code.
Stand with Ukraine Bundle
This all-for-charity bundle, which ran from March 18th to March 25th, was aimed at supporting relief efforts in Ukraine. Though a small part of the bundle, Zenva participated with our Intro to Game Development with Unity course. With many other companies and products, everyone helped sell 473,945 bundles and raised $20,738,895 for Razom, the International Rescue Committee, the International Medical Corps, and Direct Relief.
Intro to Coding
Launched May 23rd and running to July 4th, this bundle featured a selection of Zenva’s courses focused on introducing new learners to coding in different areas. At its conclusion, it managed to sell 5,949 bundles which led to $10,027 raised for Girls Who Code and Lotus Outreach International.
Coding for Kids
This bundle featured courses on Scratch, Roblox, computer literacy, and more – all with the aim of giving parents the means to introduce kids to coding. During its run from August 15th to September 5th, a total of 3,339 bundles were sold, raising $6,097 for Action for the Climate Emergency.
The Complete Unreal Engine Bundle
Featuring Zenva’s courses on making Unreal Engine 5 games, this bundle ran from November 10th to December 2nd. At the end, it sold 5,338 bundles and raised $9,029 for Little Free Library.
While these bundles have completed their run, you can still help support them! Below we’ve featured our favorite educational-focused charities so you can learn more about them and the great work they’re doing!
Girls Who Code
Founded in 2012, Girls Who Code is a nonprofit whose sole goal is to get more girls into STEM fields. They achieve this by providing in-person and online programs to increase the available opportunities for girls to access computer science education. It is the organization’s hope by focusing specifically on critical school ages, they can decrease the gender gap in the industry while creating new innovators for the future.
Since its creation, Girls Who Code has taught 500 million girls through online programs and over 450,000 through in-person sessions. As a result of their efforts, they’ve found alumni three times for likely to graduate with computer science majors.
Lotus Outreach International
Operating since 1993, Lotus Outreach International is an organization focused on providing poverty-stricken women and children access to education and care. With a huge focus on areas like India and Cambodia, the organization operates several programs that help at-risk people access transportation and training opportunities, healthcare, and even necessities like clean water. Through these efforts, they hope to improve the overall quality of life in these critical areas.
Over its many years, they’ve been able to provide over 7,500 girls with access to education, along with 3,500+ bicycles to help them get to school. They’ve also provided over 1,300,000 lbs of rice to help support their education programs for those with food insecurity.
Support Lotus Outreach International
Little Free Library
Little Free Library, which has been around since 2012, is a nonprofit based in the US with one focus: to increase everyone’s access to books. In order to achieve this, the organization uses a network of volunteers to set up little “libraries” in their local communities where people can share and exchange books freely. It is the hope of the organization that by improving book access, especially in underserved communities, they can improve literacy rates and give kids a chance to learn to love reading.
Since its creation, 150,000+ little libraries have been created across 110 countries. For their efforts, Little Free Library was awarded the World Literacy Award in 2020 by the World Literacy Foundation.